David Sprintzen

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Dr. David A. Sprintzen

DSA member

Democratic Left, September 1991, page 36

In 1990 David Sprintzen, a professor of philosophy at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University, was named as a member of Democratic Socialists of America, in Democratic Left, Jan./Feb. 1990, page 13.

In 1990, officials of the Nassau Long Island local of Democratic Socialists of America were, Mark Finkel, Chair, Lottie Friedman, Treasurer, Executive Committee, Harry Fleischman, Joe Friedman, Steve Gullo, David Sprintzen, Rosemary Tambouret.[1]

Socialist Scholars Conference 1990

The Socialist Scholars Conference 1990, held September 6-8, at the Hotel Commodore, New York, included panels such as:[2]

Many Singles Issues Together Make a Big Majority

Center for Democratic Values

The Center for Democratic Values, a progressive think-tank developed with Democratic Socialists of America sponsorship, made its first public appearance at the Socialist Scholars Conference in New York, April 12 - 14. 1996 . CDV cosponsored two panels at the conference and held a reception to introduce the Center to the assembled socialist scholars and activists.

The first panel dealt with rethinking the role of government. The discussion centered around a paper authored by DSA member and CDV organizer David Belkin which challenged the left to seriously reopen the issue of the role of government in a democratic society. Carol O'Cleireacain, former New York City Budget Director, another member of the panel, stressed the need for the left to pay more attention to organization and management as well as policy and structure, the traditional focuses of socialist theories. Joseph Schwartz, a DSA member and professor at Temple University, also spoke.

As chair of Philadelphia DSA, Kathy Quinn participated in the second CDV sponsored panel, which was titled "The Next Left". The panel was chaired by DSA National Director Alan Charney. It featured David Sprintzen, head of the Long Island Progressive Coalition, and Quinn focusing on local organizing, and philosophy professors Steven Eric Bronner and Ron Aronson talking in broader and more theoretical terms about the prospects for progressive organizing[3].

REP-LI board

In 2009 REP-LI board of directors of Research & Education Project of Long Island-the non profit wing of Long Island Progressive Coalition consisted of[4];

Arlene Baum, Treasurer; Dr. Joan Beder, Laurel Coston, Co-Chair; Lyn Dobrin, Professor James Edwards, Mark Finkel, Gordon Greenfield, Rosanne Helden, MSW; Stephen Helden, Co-Chair; Dr. Jeffrey Isaac, Professor Steven Kraft, MSW;, Daniel Sprintzen, Dr. David Sprintzen.


  1. Democratic Left, September/October, 1990, page 24
  2. Second Annual Socialist Scholars Conference program.
  3. http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng47.html
  4. http://www.lipc.org/index800x600.html